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Major Farran (Arrest)

Volume 439: debated on Wednesday 9 July 1947

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43.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Major R. A. Farran, of the Palestine police, was recently arrested.

The circumstances of Major Farran's arrest were given in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr. Driberg) on 2nd July, to which I have nothing to add.

Could my right hon. Friend ask the authorities concerned to make up their minds as quickly as possible about the charge on which this officer is to be tried, and that the trial, when it does take place, should be held in public?

These factors are being inquired into by the Palestinian authorities.